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Shriver presents SHARP update at St. Jones Reserve, DE

Greg Shriver and Liz Tymkiw attended the St. Jones National Estuarine Research Reserve Research Symposium on 12 April 2017 and presented an update on SHARP recent findings and future plans.

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Sam Apgar gets GCA grant

Samantha Apgar, the newest SHARP grad student, recently received a Garden Club of America Award in Coastal Wetland Studies for her doctoral work on extinction risk in specialist marsh birds.

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Olsen presents SHARP results on sea-level rise in Florida

On March 10th, 2017, Brian Olsen presented a series of seminars at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida on the on-going work by the SHARP team.  He described how tidal marsh birds are being challenged by sea-level rise … Continue reading

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New SHARP article highlighted by Audubon Society

The National Audubon Society just released a feature highlighting a new article in Conservation Biology authored by Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program postdoc Mo Correll.  Reporter Hannah Furfaro really sets the scene, both the conservation challenges faced by Saltmarsh … Continue reading

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SHARP research highlighted by PBS

PBS recently featured SHARP research online in an article by John Pratt entitled “Can the Saltmarsh Sparrow Keep Its Head Above Water?” Here’s a link to the story, which includes a clip of incredible video footage of tidal marsh birds … Continue reading

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SHARP presents at Science Picnic series on Nantucket Island

Postdoc Kate Ruskin recently presented on the work of SHARP project regionwide and on Nantucket this year.  The talk was part of a Science Picnic series hosted by the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, a local conservation group.

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SHARP profiled by ecoRI Environmental News

A new article by ecoRI environmental news profiles the decline of the Saltmarsh Sparrow and the work of SHARP.

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SHARP gives webinar on tidal marsh bird conservation for the ACJV

Chris Elphick and Chris Field recently gave a talk for the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture(ACJV), over-viewing a lot of SHARP’s work.  The presentation was broadcast as a webinar in the ACJVs Climate of Conservation webinar series and can be viewed … Continue reading

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SHARP expands to Nantucket

UConn postdoc Kate Ruskin is bringing the SHARP point count protocol to Nantucket Island in Massachusetts this year.  In 2016, SHARP has formed a new partnership with the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative, which is funding a season of point counts in … Continue reading

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Eighth SHARP graduate student defends

Chris Field recently defended his PhD dissertation “A threatened ecosystem in a human-dominated landscape: tidal marsh conservation in the face of sea-level rise” at the University of Connecticut.  Once final revisions have been made it will be posted with other … Continue reading

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